Tube and Pipe Production

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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Superior Tube and Fine Tubes appoint sales manager

March 19, 2015

Superior Tube, Collegeville, Pa., and Fine Tubes, Plymouth, U.K., manufacturers of precision tubing for critical applications, have announced the appointment of Erik Latranyi as sales manager – Americas. Based at Superior Tube’s head office, Latranyi focuses on developing a stronger...

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T&H Lemont names program and marketing manager for Asian markets

March 13, 2015

Countryside, Ill.-based T&H Lemont, an Inductotherm Group company, has appointed Gavin Chen as program and marketing manager. His efforts focus on managing customer needs in Asian industrial markets and assisting with negotiations and project management for the firm’s pipe and tube technologies....

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Fine Tubes and Superior Tube name distribution partner in Japan

March 13, 2015

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes and Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube, manufacturers and suppliers of precision tubes for critical applications, have signed a two-year contract with Fusoh Aviation Co. Ltd. to act as their distribution partner in Japan for the aerospace and space sectors....

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Fine Tubes appoints sales engineer

March 10, 2015

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, a manufacturer of precision tubing for critical applications across a range of global markets, has appointed Romeu Rei as sales engineer. Rei is involved primarily in the aerospace and nuclear markets. A mechanical engineering graduate from the Instituto...

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Axis Pipe and Tube receives API certifications

March 9, 2015

Axis Pipe and Tube Inc., a Prolamsa Group company, has announced receipt of American Petroleum Institute (API) certifications API-5CT, API 5L, and API Spec Q1, as well as ISO: 9001(2008), for its newly opened pipe and tubular products manufacturing facility in Bryan, Texas. The $150 million...

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Ajax TOCCO supplies induction heater to L.B. Foster

March 3, 2015

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic®, Warren, Ohio, recently shipped a 4,500-kW, 12-pulse, Pacer II induction heating system to the L.B. Foster Coated Products pipe coating facility in Birmingham, Ala. The high-speed coating system applies fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) to 12.75- to 24-in. pipe in lengths up...

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Online strip width calculator designed for tube mill operators

March 2, 2015

Roll Machining Technologies and Solutions, Romeoville, Ill., has released its strip width calculator in a new online format at This tool for tube mill operators once was only available bundled with the company’s proprietary T.U.B.E.S. (Tube Users...

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Yoder Mfg. ships fiber laser welded tube mill to New York

February 23, 2015

Yoder Mfg. of Cleveland, a member of the Formtek Group, has shipped a fiber laser welded tube mill for producing decorative stainless components. The mill uses fiber lasers with twin-spot welding optics. Wall thickness capability is up to 0.375 in. Limitations on OD size are dictated by...

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Superior Tube, Fine Tubes appoints nuclear product manager

February 16, 2015

U.S.-based Superior Tube and its sister company, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, manufacturers of precision tubing for critical applications, has appointed Kris Narasimhan to the position of nuclear product manager. Narasimhan has more than 25 years of experience in product marketing and product...

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Primetals Technologies receives FAC for heat treatment equipment at Borusan Mannesmann

February 12, 2015

U.K.-based Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate from Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S. for heat treatment equipment installed in the company´s new ERW pipe mill in Baytown, Texas. The equipment is used to quench and temper oil country tubular goods (OCTG). The...

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TPJTV: Chicago Tube & Iron

TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

Length: 4:11

TPJ-TV host Eric Lundin interviews Mark Sowka, vice president of Chicago Tube & Iron's Engineered Products Group, about the company's ASME-code pressure boiler work.

MMK ships record amounts of products to pipemakers

February 5, 2015

Russia-based OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) shipped a record amount of products to pipemakers and produced the largest amount of hot-rolled products in 2014 for the whole period of its modern history. In 2014 MMK shipped more than 2.78 million metric tons of metal products to...

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Developing countries’ infrastructure needs spur demand for pipes, pipe/hose fittings

February 5, 2015

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA), San Jose, Calif., has released a comprehensive global report on pipes and pipe/hose fittings. According to the report, the global market for these products is projected to reach $320 billion by 2020, driven by the growing focus on infrastructure development in...

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Using laser velocimeters to improve tube and pipe production

February 4, 2015


Accurate and reliable length and speed measurements are critical parameters that help tube and pipe producers increase yield, improve quality, and reduce production costs. The relentless improvement in electronic technology, accompanied by falling prices, have made laser-based measurement systems more capable and affordable than ever before.

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Rafter delivers three weld squeeze boxes to tubing producer

January 29, 2015

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has delivered three RT-2500S HFI weld squeeze boxes for a North American mechanical tubing producer. The boxes are used for producing heavy wall thicknesses and high-yield-strength materials. The design follows the company's push-on-center weld...

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